Irish folklore says that a leprechaun’s favorite beverage is a good ol dry stout, or pronounced in Irish, a leann dubh (black beer). As it turns out, leprechauns aren’t the only creatures who enjoy this style of beer! When Joe was working on expanding the Short’s stout series he asked Steve-O (our Packaging Manager), what type of stout he should brew. Steve suggested a traditional Irish stout and it quickly became a Short’s staple.
Uncle Steve’s Irish Stout (6.0% ABV, 20 IBU) is complete with a dark color, soft head, and a smooth full flavor typical of this lighter bodied beer. A simple grist formula provides a base of roasted malt flavors and a creamy drinkability everyone loves.
The man dressed like a leprechaun on the label is Steve-O riding a black cat. That cat is based off an actual alley cat that lived behind the brewpub and for many years Steve fed and took care of him. The fact that Steve is riding the cat pays homage to growing up in the 80’s; resembling images from a popular cartoon called He-Man and The Masters of the Universe.
This outrageously traditional beer hits shelves today (2/28)!